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The Amistad is seeking previously unpublished work that speaks to our mission statement. We encourage multiple submissions in different genres, and we are taking 12 pt, double-spaced and Times New Roman submissions of:

  • Poetry: 3-5 poems (no more than seven pages)

  • Fiction: 5,000 words, maximum 

  • Flash Fiction: 1000 words

  • Essays: 2000 words

  • Visual Art: All art is welcomed, but it must be submitted as a JPEG, PNG, or PDF, with a title and an intro. Please submit no more than 5 pieces.

In your subject line, please note the genre of your submission and your initials. If your work is accepted elsewhere (congratulations!), please let us know.

Our reading period is mid-November to mid-January All writers will be notified of their work by the end of March the following year.


Submit at ( or by clicking the link below:


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